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Stop playing with your food!
This reminds me of a kitchen device for transforming hot dogs. It pie-slices the hot dog, lengthwise, into eight slices, and you use it up to about an inch from the end. Leave the uncut end upright in the center, and spread out the eight tentacles--voila! hot dog octopus!